In today’s economy, the ability to effectively work across cultures has never been more important. Whether you’re working in a culturally diverse team here in Australia, planning on living and working in a new culture, or simply wish to be a better cross-cultural communicator, Palms Australia’s expert-led cultural communications training can help you.

Palms Australia has been helping organisations and individuals to work effectively across cultures since 1961. So we know a thing or two about the subject. Our sophisticated understanding of health, culture and global development and extensive field experience assists participants to develop practical skills and strategies they will be able to apply throughout their professional and personal lives. You can read more about our training courses here.

Training services

We are able to tailor our cultural communications training to suit your specific needs, whether they be for individuals or corporate, educational, government or non-government organisations.

We specialise in providing cross-cultural training, pre-departure training, re-entry support and assistance, targeted troubleshooting and in-country support programs. People travelling and working in over 40 countries around the world have attended our orientation courses. Our training services have been successfully used by countless Australian organisations to enhance effective cross-cultural communication in their multicultural teams.

Whether you require two hours or ten days of training, we can tailor a program to suit your needs, selecting the units and themes most relevant to your unique goals. Find out more by filling in our training enquiry form or contact Roger at 02 9560 5333.

Our Training Expertise

Palms Australia has proudly been delivering effective preparation and cross-cultural training for almost 60 years. Our expertise in this field is demonstrated in the number of volunteers who, having completed our pre-departure preparation program, completed assignments of over two years in remote communities in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.

Our in-house facilitators combine field experience with expertise in development, politics, culture, education, communications, interpersonal health, program design and management to deliver robust, practical training programs.

Our extended facilitator network includes experienced doctors, counsellors, linguists, academics, program managers and development workers.

Tailored Training Solutions

With a focus on practicality, our courses can be tailored to suit your organisational needs. We are also able to provide ongoing support in the form of correspondence units, e-learning modules, or ongoing consultancy services.

Need country-specific or industry-specific training? No worries. Our facilitators can provide training on topics as diverse as tropical health and language learning with insights tailored to individual regions or countries in which Palms has worked.

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To find out how can be tailored to your needs, please complete the form on this page or email palms@palms.org.au.